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Onorio Gherardini - 6/6/2015

Onorio Gherardini

Onorio Gherardini, 94 years and 10 months, of Cherokee Village­, AR formerly of Centralia, passed away at 8:38 a.m. on Sunday, April 26, 2015 in Cherokee Village. Onorio was employed for 39 years as a Carman for the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad.  He was an income tax preparer for many years, even into retirement.   He lived most of his life in Centralia, IL before retiring to Cherokee Village, AR in 1980.  He served his country in WWII, receiving a combat infantry badge, three bronze stars and numerous metals from the South Pacific campaigns.  Onorio had an extensive career in golf, winning the Southern Illinois Golf Association Championship in 1956.  After retirement, he was a golf instructor in Cherokee Village and neighboring country clubs.  Onorio was a member of Word Works Ministry in Cherokee Village.  He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather that will be missed by all who loved him.

A Celebration of Life Service is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Lakeside Chapel in Centralia. Entombment will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia. Military Honors will be accorded at the gravesite by the American Legion Post 446 and V.F.W. Post 2055. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Way of Life Church Building Fund and will be accepted at Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home, which is in charge of local arrangements.   Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.tricountyfuneralhome.com or www.sutherlandfuneralhome.com.   

Onorio Gherardini is survived by his wife Suzanne Gherardini of Cherokee Village, AR; son, Greg (Nancy) Cruzen of Tulsa, OK; daughter, Kim (Tim) Copple  of Centralia, IL; grandchildren: Tim (Stevie) Miller of Arvada, CO; Michael (Diane) Miller of Glendale, CA; Matthew Copple of Centralia, IL; Kacie (Ryan) McIntosh of Carlyle, IL; Krista (Jeff) Sherrill of Sperry, OK; David (Kyleigh) Klein of Tulsa, OK; Katie (Tim) Fahrenbach of Tulsa, OK; Charlotte (Eric) Howard of Nashville, TN; great grandchildren:­­­­­­­ Aden and Ashton Miller, Sean and Isabella Miller, Laney McIntosh, Maisie and Liam Burke, Sydney and Isaac Sherill, Isaak Duke, Skyler Klein, Mason Fahrenbach, William and David Howard ;  one sister, Marie Miller of Centralia, IL; two sister-in-laws, Judy Lander and Becky Frattini of Joliet, IL, many nieces and nephews, extended family members and friends. 

Onorio was born June 22, 1920, in Wamac, IL, son of Emilio and Erminia (Grotti) Gherardini.  Onorio married Suzanne (Sundermeyer) Cruzen on November 24, 1967 at First Christian Church in Centralia, IL.   Onorio­­­ was preceeded in death by his parents, two sisters: Ofelia Brandonisio and Olanda Riley; one brother, Hubert Gherardini, two brother-in-laws, Donnie Sundermeyer and Ernie Sundermeyer and one sister-in-law, Gwen Ward.

Donald 'Don' L. Oertwig - 5/27/2015

Donald 'Don' L. Oertwig

Donald “Don” L. Oertwig, 62, of St. Peter, passed away at 3:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2015 surrounded by his family at his home.  He was a life-long member of St. Peter Lutheran Church.  After graduating from LaGrove High School in Farina, IL, he started working for Rubin Trucking.  In 1987, he started driving a semi for Sherwin-Williams CTS in Effingham, IL, and recently retired with 28 years of service.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and riding his Harleys.  His strong work ethic and sense of humor will live on in those who knew and loved him.

Funeral services for Don Oertwig will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at St. Peter Lutheran Church with one hour viewing prior to service.  Rev. William Emrick will be officiating. Burial will be at the St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery.   Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Pagel Funeral Home in St. Peter.  Memorials may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church, Lutheran Care Center in Altamont, Illinois or donor's choice.  Pagel Funeral Home in St. Peter is in charge of the arrangements.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.pagelfuneralhome.com

Don Oertwig is survived by his wife of 40 years, Marsha Oertwig of St. Peter; daughter, Stacy Wood and her husband Mark of Forsyth, IL; daughter Erica Gallina and her husband Matt of Ozark, MO; brother Charles Oertwig (Sheila) of St. Peter; sisters Janet (Robert) Richardson of Galesburg, IL and JoAnn (Brien) Guy of St. Peter; three grandchildren, Rachel and Ryan Wood and Kasen Gallina and mother-in-law, Nellie Fern Bassett.

Don was born on April 14, 1953, in St. Peter, son of Adolph and Bernice (Jasper) Oertwig.  He married Marsha Bassett at Alma Christian Church on December 14, 1974.  He was preceded in death by his parents Adolph and Bernice Oertwig and father-in-law, Marvin Bassett.

Mary L. Krietemeyer - 5/27/2015

Mary L. Krietemeyer

Mary L. Krietemeyer, age 87, of Centralia, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015 at Fireside Nursing Home. Mrs. Krietemeyer was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Centralia.  She was previously employed with Hollywood Candy Factory for several years.  She enjoyed cooking, baking cakes, quilting, and gardening.  Her treasured memories, most importantly was being a scout mom and 4H mom. 

Services for Mary Krietemeyer will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia, with Rev. Rusty Beals officiating.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia.  Memorial contributions may be made the First United Methodist Church.  On-line condolences and memories of Mary may be shared with the family at www.maczfuneralhomes.com.

On August 10, 1945, she married Kenneth Krietemeyer in Centralia.  He survives in Centralia.
In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons; David Krietemeyer, wife Sheila of Centralia; Jim Krietemeyer, wife Judy of Walnut Hill; brother Alfred Knott of Flora; grandchildren Chris Krietemeyer, Mike Krietemeyer, wife Mitzi, Vicki Weems, Sherri Donoho, Dion Weems, wife Reva; 12 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren; nieces Diane Rueter, Nancy Starr, husband David, Gay Moore; nephews Leslie Grieman, wife Trish; Barry Knott, wife Penny, and Gary Knott.

Mary Krietemeyer was born the daughter of Alfred T. and Mimmie Esther (Hill) Knott on December 3, 1927.  She was preceded in death by parents; step-mother Pansy Knott; sisters Patricia Knott, Emma Knott; brothers Vernie Knott, Albert Knott; brothers and sisters-in-law Johnny and Mildred Beckmeyer, Elmer and Gladys Grieman; nephew-in-law Larvin Rueter; sister-in-law Mary Knott; and great-grandson Chadd Timmons.

Hazel Way - 5/27/2015

Hazel Way

Hazel Way, age 90, of Centralia, died on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Centralia Manor. Hazel proudly worked as a housekeeping supervisor for Centralia Friendship House for over 31 years. She took pride in her work and loved the residents.  Hazel lived on North Maple Street in a little pink house from 1963 until 2009 when she moved to an apartment at Heritage Woods of Centralia.  Hazel enjoyed gardening, watching the local birds, holiday decorating, and very long walks with her best friend of many years, Mabel Patten. She also a regular at Curves for Women for several years.

Visitation for Hazel Way will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia.  In lieu of flowers please just do something nice for a friend or better yet, for a stranger.  On-line condolences and memories of Hazel may be shared with the family at www.maczfuneralhomes.com.

Survivors include her Daughter- Linda Duecker and husband David of Castle Rock, Co; 2 Grandchildren- Kristine Duecker of Longmont, Co; and Diana Duecker of New York City, NY.  She is also survived by many friends who will miss her very much.

Hazel Way was born on June 27, 1924 the daughter of Donovon and Beulah Tiffany in Easthampton, Massachusetts, who preceded her in death. Her parents were dairy farmers for many years. She was second of three children. She had 2 brothers, Allyn the oldest and Dwight the baby. She married Frederick Way in 1960 and moved to Centralia, Il. Fred managed and operated Centralia Aviation for several years. He preceded her in death in 1983.  

Thanks to all her friends for all their love and caring over the years.

Bobbie A. Bodine - 5/27/2015

Bobbie A. Bodine

Bobbie A. Bodine, age 79, of Mount Vernon, Illinois died at 10:24 A.M. Friday, May 22, 2015 at is home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Bobbie was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran of the Korean War, serving from March 28, 1954 until being discharged on March 18, 1957. He worked at Kankakee Electric Steel in Kankakee, Illinois. He later worked in the electrical shop at Precision National (now National Railway Equipment Co.), was a past member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1376, a member of Harlan Road Church of God in Mount Vernon and he enjoyed attending Addus Healthcare in Mount Vernon. 

Funeral Service for Bobbie Bodine will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois, with Pastor Jon Green, Reverend Ted Anderson, and Reverend Doug Bowers officiating.  Visitation will be from 5 to 8 Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  Burial at the South Hickory Hill Cemetery, McClellan Township in Jefferson County, Illinois.  Members of Mount Vernon American Legion Post #141 will conduct Full Military Honors at the cemetery.   For those who wish, memorials may be given to Addus Health Care of Mount Vernon or to the Harlan Road Church of God and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call  (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com  for further information and to send condolences.

Bobbie Bodine is survived by his Daughter:  Janice Lynn Vance and husband Chad of Mount Vernon, Illinois; 3 Grandchildren: Jonathan Ross Green and wife Megan of Columbia, Missouri; Jaime Lynn Logan of Mount Vernon, Illinois, and Roger Wayne Bodine and wife Heather of Alton, Illinois; Great Granddaughter:  Shaylynn Michelle Bodine of Mount Vernon, Illinois; 4 Great Grandsons: Calieb Bodine of Louisville, Illinois; Shayne, Michael, and Cody Cherry of Alton, Illinois; Sister & Brother-In-Law:  Mary Louise Russell and husband Gerald of Mount Vernon, Illinois; "Adopted Daughter":  Michelle Venturi of Mount Vernon, Illinois; and Special Friend:  Ruth Ann Bain of Mount Vernon, Illinois. Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Bobbie Bodine was born on Sunday, June 16, 1935 in Jefferson County, Illinois to Arley George and Mary Katherine (Beckley) Bodine.  He married Verla M. Miller in Jefferson County, Illinois on January 2, 1957 in Jefferson County, Illinois and she preceded him in death on March 27, 2013.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, two sons: Roger Allen Bodine and Charles Robert Bodine, four brothers: Billy Tom Bodine, Lloyd O. Bodine, Charles Ray Bodine and Bennie Lee Bodine and one sister: Della Marie.

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